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Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Oncology
San Francisco, California
I am a clinical genetics resident doctor (or SPR ) from Vilnius University , Lithuania , who is interested in human cancer genetics (both clinical and molecular aspects).
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Understanding Hereditary Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “All cancer is genetic, but some cancers are more genetic than other”  – I often quote this paraphrase from George Orwell Animal Farm . To learn about these “more gene ... Read on »
Good bye, Myriad. by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yes, that happened. A lawsuit against Myriad BRCA patents in USA. The plaintiffs include Breast Cancer Action, The American College of Medical Genetics, the Association ... Read on »
Today – Von Hippel-Lindau disease Day by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is an international Von Hippel Lindau Disease Day. VHL Alliance is the main source of information about this disease and also very active community. Take a look at ... Read on »
iBlog, iBack, iGene by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am back. 2008 were quite important for me – graduated clinical genetics and virtually shifted from traditional-pediatrics based genetics and focused solely to cancer and ... Read on »
Local Biotech by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Slightly offtopic, but anyway: today I’ve attended some local biotechnology conference about the perspectives of this field in our country and will present some news. Ther ... Read on »
BlogActionDay | October 15 by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Genes/Genetics are closely related with Environment, and I think every (human) geneticist should be concerned and informed about environmental issues as well. To raise awa ... Read on »
Caspase 8 Story | Breast Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An important example, how we need to interprete association studies with caution between different populations. One recent study published in Nature Genetics and performe ... Read on »
Personalized Oncogenetics/Oncology by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In one recent article I’ve found a good summary of research approaches in cancer that lead individualized cancer management (research field –> clinical target): Germl ... Read on »
Exciting Discoveries of 2007 | Breast Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It seems that year 2007 is one of the most exciting year in breast cancer genetics. There have been at least 7 new genes strongly linked to breast cancer this year (and st ... Read on »
GMO and Environment | Blog Action Day by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is an International Blog Action Day, when more than 15000 bloggers are blogging about single common issue - environment (and hi-tech journal Wired issued special 15.10 ... Read on »
Gene's Mountains and Hills | Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A picture of huge (and ugly) macro-anatomical sample of cancer is an often finding in some chapters of textbook about cancer genetics. It has no educational value from a p ... Read on »
SMAD7 | Colorectal Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A message is simple: variants (SNP’s) in SMAD7 gene (which is involved in TGF- and Wnt signaling; shown in red on the left side ) influence colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. ... Read on »
Knome | The First Whole-Genome Sequencing Co. by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve read a short review in Nature summarizing personal genomics companies, like 23andme.com and navigenics.com. Surprisingly, a third - Knome - based in Cambridge, MA, ca ... Read on »
Thanks by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thank you Hsien @ EyeOnDNA for Venter’s book! I will be happy to read it. P.S. Meanwhile, do not forget to visit the websites of my proud “sponsors” at NicoMarket an ... Read on »
Guidelines on Risk Assessment for Hereditary GynCa by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Recently guidelines on risk assessment for inherited gynecologic cancer ( Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) and the Lynch/Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal (HNPCC ... Read on »
Dangers of Gene Patents | American College of Pathologists by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Currently over 20% of 25-30000 human genes are patented most of which do not have yet exact function defined. Even more yet are under the way. Research and identification ... Read on »
deCODE?ing Predisposition to Cancer by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today launched personal genomics service of Icelandic company de CODE - deCODEme - totally surprised me. That was a smash for 23andMe and Navigenics, I think. For a pro ... Read on »
Mammaprint TIME's by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Amsterdam based Agendia’s 70 gene expression test MammaPrint®was awarded by TIME Magazineas one of five best innovations of the year 2007 in the ... Read on »
Doh! by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Something has gone wrong, the page you're looking for can't be found. Hopefully one of the options below will help you You can search the site using the search box t ... Read on »
Complexities of BRCA genes by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There are some exciting news in cancer genetics. An extremely informative article about BRCA 1/2 genes mutations in different populations was published recently in Nature ... Read on »